Reply To: Can IDN be used to treat Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) aka RSD?

November 7, 2018 at 1:56 pm #19269
Nick
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It can be used but we recommend being cautious with dosage with needling to the effected area. CRPS is a central disorder so you need to be careful to how the patient may respond. I would start with sensory needling proximal to the affected area. I would also consider the associated paravertebral points for the involved area.

Here are some links to a couple of peer reviewed publications. Small sample size in the one and the other a case study but they are using DN in support of CRPS.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26752485

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26752490